Attach the lens Line up the White Dot on the Lens and turn clockwise to secure
|To remove the lens when you are finished there is a "Release" button on the camera.
|and turn the camera on
Open the door for the SD card and
Insert the card in the card slot
|Make sure the Camera is set to Video on the Dial on top of the camera
Press the Menu button
This dial will navigate the menus
The menu settings referenced in this Wiki are for Version 3.0 of the Firmware on the Sony A7S II
Firmware changes sometime move the menu items so we may be one off on some of the menu settings.
The setting will be close in number to the referened menu so you may have to look for it.
The dial on the right of the screen will also navigate the menus and pressing the inner button will select the menu item.
Choose the setting "Camera Settings Reset"
Choose OK to Reset the Camera Settings. Camera will reboot and reset the menus to default.
First Scroll horizontally to the "Toolbox" icon menu and then scroll over to tab #2
Then navigate down to the Pwr Save Start Time and set it to 5 Min from the default 10 seconds
Next we need to format the SD cards.
All Data will be deleted and click "Enter" to begin the formatting of the card.
The Formatting will take a few seconds.
Next go to the "Camera" icon Menu Tab and choose page #2 of that menu
File Format choose XAVC S 4K if you want to record UHD
Now change the Record Setting by selecting it
These are the recommended recording settings here
Leave the Dual Video REC "off"
|Scroll over to the "Toolbox" icon and then down to Menu #3 HDMI 4K Output
|Turn on to 24 P
|Click OK here you can't record in 4K to the cards and the SSD
|Scroll over to the "Toolbox" icon and then down to Menu #4 HDMI Settings
HDMI Resolution = Auto
Select 24/60P Output
|Change it to 24
|HDMI Resolution - Set to Auto
|Select the HDMI Info Display
|Make sure it is Off
|Select the TC Output
|Make sure it is ON
|Next Choose REC Control >Select it
|REC Control = Make sure it is ON
|CTRL for HDMI -
If you want to record Slog you need to set the camera profile to record Slog.
Set the Camera to the Camera Icon > Menu >#5>Picture Profile
Choose PP7 for Slog2 and PP8 for Slog3
Here we chose Slog 3 PP8
Choose the PP8 or similar and if you click the "Wheel" on the right hand side
It'll show you the settings
|Here the settings for "PP8" show the Gamma and Color Mode are set for S-Log
|Double check before connecting the Ninja is on the A7s turn selection dial to the Video Icon on the top of the Camera shown here.
Next Step is to setup the Ninja Flame
This is how it looks in the case - Make sure you put it back this way!!
|Put the batteries in the Ninja shown here
|You will need the HDMI adapter that comes with the A7s and a HDMI normal cable
The cage for the A7s II has a cage on it.
You will need to loosen the screws so that you can fit the HDMI cable into the camera
Then Tighten the screws to hold the cable in place.
|Connect the other end of the HDMI cable into the "In" on the Ninja Recorder
|Put the SSD drive into the recorder shown here.
|Turn it on with the power button on the side of the Ninja "Flame"
|Click here to format the card
|Choose the disk and then "Format Media"
Click on Format again to start the formatting of the card.
|Click on the "Codec" to change the Recording format
|Choose the Recording Format and then click OK to apply the settings
|Click on HDMI to change the trigger settings
Make sure HDMI is selected and Trigger is ON
That is all the settings for the Ninja.
The on screen scopes can be turned on and off.
Usefull to see the image properties.
|Click on the Vectorscope Icon to get the scopes to show on screen.
When you click on the icon shown here it'll turn on the scope of choice.
Same thing to turn off click on the scope to toggle it off.
Test the camera recording. When you hit record button on the camera the Ninja should start recording too.
This will record to both the SD card and the Ninja Recorder
DO NOT WORRY THE CAMERA LCD WILL GO BLACK BUT THE NINJA RECORDER
WILL HAVE IMAGE
The Red outline around the image on the Ninja shows you are recording.
Tap the screen to remove the overlays.
|Click on Play to play the footage.
Connect the SSD Drive Caddy to the sled and the sled connects via USB to the computer. Copy file straight off for import into AVID, Premiere.
Back up the contents to another hard drive with the file structure exactly as it is on the card.
To process the files into the Editing Application - AVID
Open AVID Media Composer
Make sure the project is saved to your HD and then select New Project
Name the Project and choose UHD 23.976P
Go to > Tools > Source Browser
|Navigate to the folder containing the Ninja files if you recorded to the Ninja Recorder (Most Common) Workflow
OR - IF YOU DID NOT RECORD TO THE NINJA AND ONLY TO THE SDHC Card
Navigate to the SD Card Backup Folder and choose the >Private>
Select the files you want to use in the project and transcode them to work in AVID for offline editing.
Once selected choose >Clip>Consolidate/Transcode
Will also have a .new extension (these are the files you want to use for editing)
Do the same transcoding process to all the camera files you want to use in your AVID project.